[Marxism] Irrational Exuberance

Pance Stojkovski pance at rogers.com
Thu Jul 31 09:17:29 MDT 2008


--- Daniel Denvir <daniel.denvir at gmail.com> wrote:
> Wow. I didn't realize that there were Marxists that supported Lula.
> 

Articles taking a crtical look at Brazilian politics, economics and
struggles:

Via Campesina's Struggles in Brazil

Via Campesina's struggle denounces agribusiness and companies actions
in 17 Brazilian states and presents proposals to rural policy.

Protests point out agribusiness as being responsible for the rise in
food prices, and question the diversion of São Francisco River and
the energy model.

Via Campesina, a coalition that gathers several social movements of
the countryside (as the Dam Affected People Movement and the Landless
Rural Workers Movement), and the Popular Assembly, which gathers
urban popular movements and communities, carried out from June 9th to
12th a struggle journey to denounce the problems caused by the action
of the big companies in Brazil, especially the foreign ones, which
are benefited by the agribusiness model and the neoliberal economic
policy.

Protests took place in 17 states - Pernambuco, Paraíba, Ceará, Bahia,
Alagoas, Minas Gerais, EspÍrito Santo, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro,
Paraná, Santa Catarina, Rio Grande do Sul, Rondônia, Tocantins,
Goiás, Mato Grosso and Pará - besides a meeting with Federal
government representatives in Brasília.

complete article:
http://www.socialistproject.ca/inthenews/viacampesina.html

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Movements, Debates and Struggles in Latin America

A Report by Leo Panitch on the International Seminar organized by the
Brazilian Landless People's Movement (MST) in honour of Che's 80th
Birthday.


http://www.socialistproject.ca/video/#ls2

- the video ends with a crticism of Lula sending troops to Haiti and
applause from the audience.

Pance.





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